NANCEE BRADDOCK, BSN, PHN

President

Nancee’s career in nursing started in Pediatric Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplant. Later in her career she worked in Home Care and Hospice, Medical Informatics and Practice Management. She became an advocate for Hospice early in her career advocating for patients and their families and later in life she supported her mother’s journey through Hospice.

“I feel that any community is not complete without a well-functioning and caring Hospice to support its people.”

Linda Mollino, RN, MSN

President Elect

Linda’s experience with hospice began early in her 44-year nursing career when she was a home health nurse caring for hospice patients.She found her passion in meeting their needs during one of the most important times in their lives. During the early days of the AIDS crisis, she worked extensively with patients maximizing their comfort level during their final life-phase.Linda then shifted to nursing education where she spent the next twenty years teaching new nurses and other healthcare professionals with a curriculum emphasizing optimal hospice service delivery. After recently moving to Port Townsend, it seemed a natural fit to join the Hospice Foundation where she looks forward to making a difference in her new community.

Jessie Dover

Treasurer

Jessie is a longtime Port Townsend resident. Her career has included work as a teacher, business owner and corporate Accounting Supervisor. She is inspired by the stories of Hospice volunteers and is committed to work toward the fulfillment of the Hospice Foundation mission.

SHIRLEY WILLIAMS, RN, MN

Secretary

Shirley retired in 2000 from her position as Clinical Specialist and manager in Oncology. Throughout her 40-year nursing career, she has advocated and provided information for patients and their families facing life threatening diseases. Currently, she volunteers to help friends and family with their choices facing these same life events.

DEBORAH KALDAHL

Home Health and Hospice Practice Manager

Deborah joined the Jefferson Healthcare Hospice Staff in 2003 and serves on the board as an ex-officio member. As a recipient of Hospice services for family members and as a staff member, she has seen the difference the Hospice Foundation makes to patients and families by funding community education, extra services, programs and specialized comfort treatments.

MARYANN SEWARD

MaryAnn‘s heart has belonged to non-profit groups since a teenager as a hospital “candy striper”. Her roles have varied from board member, consultant to volunteer. She is a past president of the Hospice Foundation. She became an advocate for hospice care after participating in a seminar with Dr. Elizabeth Kubler Ross in 1981. “I will forever be grateful for the compassionate hospice care given to my mother and husband as they lived through the final chapters of their life.”

RACHEL RUTLEDGE, BA, MS

Rachel is a retiree from the world of counseling and education, where her last position at UW Medical School involved educating healthcare professionals in communication skills. She has been involved in research projects focused on hospice and palliative care, and is an experienced teacher for professionals working with dying and their families. Her professional experiences along with her personal family experience with hospice services propel her interests to serve on the Foundation’s Board. Happily retired, along with her husband, in Port Townsend, Rachel is very pleased with the opportunity to help educate our community on the merits of hospice care in support of the Jefferson Healthcare Hospice Program.

TAMMY TARSA, MBA, BSN, RN

Executive Director of Jefferson Home Health and Hospice

Tammy moved to Port Townsend from Michigan in 2019 when she accepted the position of Executive Director. She knows the Hospice Foundation funding is vital in supporting comfort therapy services, strengthening of bereavement and volunteer programs; all of which improve the quality of life for our community and those we serve.

Andrew Fallat, MA Hospital Administration

Andy’s professional health service background includes twenty years as Chief Executive Officer of Evergreen Hospital Medical Center in Kirkland, Washington. One of Evergreen’s outreach programs provides free consultation to assist chronically-ill patients and families who desired to live at home. This included a full-service Hospice program and a stand-alone Hospice facility supported by a combination of charitable gifts and public tax revenue.

His prior experience on Boards includes being a founding member of the Evergreen Hospice Board, a Board Chairman of three organizations, one of which is the Washington State Association of Public District Hospitals.

Mr. Fallat believes that a Hospice program is essential to a community’s well-being. Hospice Care of Jefferson Healthcare, with community charitable support, can respond to the patient and family’s needs while reinforcing practices that bring strength and comfort.

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